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Food Review: District, Oldham Street, Manchester

February 16, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: District, Oldham Street, Manchester

When I booked my tasting menu at Manchester’s District, its website informed me that Discovery (£50 a head) encapsulated ‘a new life in the off-world colonies’ and ‘a new chance in a golden land of opportunity and adventure’.

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Kim Thompson, Portico Library A3 Print

Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

On entering Manchester’s Portico Library, the strong presence of a figure catches the visitor’s gaze.

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Everything is Green, Ruth Murray

Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

Less than a year after reopening, The Whitaker in Rossendale continues to showcase the best emerging and established contemporary artists locally, nationally and internationally in its visual arts programme.

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Untitled (Orange) by Nat Quinn, winner of the first New Lights Arts Prize in 2011

Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

January 27, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

A new retrospective exhibition, Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, will be unveiled at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on March 26, 2022.

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Withington Against the Poll Tax banner, 1990. Image courtesy People's History Museum

Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

The People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is preparing to launch its Banner Exhibition for 2022.

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Into the Unknown: Nigel Kneale at HOME

January 5, 2022 Comments Off on Into the Unknown: Nigel Kneale at HOME

It’s often remarked that we’re living in a golden age of television, one where the intermingling of the TV and film industries is widespread and fruitful.

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Max Dunbar (front centre) with the design team behind the new Manchester Jewish Museum

“I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

December 22, 2021 Comments Off on “I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

Ten years ago, I was offered the job of chief executive at Manchester Jewish Museum.

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Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Everyone I mentioned this event to reacted with the same quizzical raised eyebrow. “Polish wines?” “Yes,” I said. “Polish wines”.

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10 Tib Lane, Manchester

Food Review: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester

There is a great moment in The Wizard of Oz when, as it starts to snow, the Cowardly Lion remarks: “Unusual weather we’re having, ain’t it?”

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The Roof is on Fire What Kind of City? by Suzanne Levy

Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

Major gallery exhibitions tend to have one artist’s name over the door. Right now, at The Whitworth in Manchester, that name is Suzanne Lacy.

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